Friday, January 28, 2011

Sad Hearts

This morning at the change of shift ~ as the nurses were in the morning 'huddle' they heard a call for a "CODE BLUE, MICU".

Of course - by now we all knew where our friend Theresa's husband was.

Breaths were held
Prayers were said
Tears came to many eyes.

Then the phone call from the MICU came - asking for someone to go and be with Theresa.
Theresa works the night shift so two of the other night shift nurses hurried over to the MICU to be with her as her husband, Kevin lost his fight for life.

Sad hearts are around us today.

A week ago, Kevin had, what was thought to be a simple case of bronchitis.

Today, he is gone.

They did find this week that he had AML (Leukemia) and this was probably the underlying problem of why he got as sick as he did. But it is all so sudden, so unexpected. He was in the hospital less than a week.
Kevin leaves behind his lovely wife Theresa and 3 month old daughter Zoe.
This picture was posted early today of Kevin and Theresa in happier times...(Kevin is on the left)
Please remember them in your prayers. It is going to be a long, tough road for Theresa as she tries to figure out her life without her best friend and support. She will need to learn to raise little Zoe by herself but I know she will tell her all about her daddy.

A blood drive has been set up in their name. If you live in the Orange county area you can donate blood at the St Joseph Hospital blood bank and mention Theresa's name. She gets PTO time for every proxy that donates for her. This would sure help her so that she can stay home for awhile, and the blood will help other sick people.

Times like this remind me of how important my family is and also what great friends / co-workers I have. We are like a family and have supported each other through good times and bad. I am so fortunate to work with the wonderful people that I do. I'm not sure you could ever find a closer group of workers. Today our hearts are heavy.

I am also reminded of just how fragile life is and none of us knows the number of our days.

How are you purposing to live your life?
Do you know where you would go if your were to die today?
Do you believe in the saving power of Jesus Christ and have you claimed Him as your Savior?

"My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" Psalm 73:26

"For all flesh is like grass, And all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls off. But the word of the Lord abides forever" 1 Peter 1:24-25

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. To obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you" 1 Peter 1:3-4

Hug your family and friends closer tonight....


Stacy@hiswaynotmine said...

I am so sorry. Yes, life is fragile and so much can change quickly. Will be praying for Theresa today and in the days ahead. She is lucky to have you for a friend. I'm sure God will use you powerfully to comfort her along the road.

In Christ,

theresa said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. My prayers are with Theresa And her family.

med surg. soon to be FNP said...

God Bless